This book is downright scary but with its striking research & moving, indelible portraits of life in the digital poorhouse, you will emerge smarter & more empowered to demand justice.Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough & This Changes Everything
Join us on Wednesday, July 11 for a conversation & Q&A with Virginia Eubanks, author of "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, & Punish the Poor;" & Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY.
As automated systems have grown to control more off our lives -- including which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, & who is investigated for fraud -- the most invasive & punitive systems are aimed at the poor.
In her latest, Professor Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, & predictive risk models on poor & working-class people in America.
Join us for a conversation about the book & the important issues it tackles, followed by a Q&A, & book signing.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Talk begins at 7pm.
Snacks & Refreshments served.
About the Bookhttp://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/06/07/algorithms-digital-poorhouse/https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/books/review/automating-inequality-virginia-eubanks.htmlhttps://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2018/02/19/586387119/automating-inequality-algorithms-in-public-services-often-fail-the-most-vulnerab